Course Schedule

Summer 2020 courses will be held at the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, the Lillian Goldman Law Library, and Sterling Memorial Library at Yale University (7–12 June); the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts at the University of Pennsylvania (7–12 June and 12–17 July); the Library Company of Philadelphia (7–12 June); Amherst College (14–19 June); Indiana University Bloomington (17–22 June); the Harvard-Yenching Library at Harvard University (5–10 July); the Free Library of Philadelphia (12–17 July); the Schomburg Center (19–24 July); the Thomas J. Watson Library at The Metropolitan Museum of Art (19–24 July); the New York Public Library (19–24 July); and at the University of Virginia (June–July).

N.B. Please note that RBS course dates include the Sunday preceding each five-day course. Students should make their travel plans to enable their attendance at the Sunday evening registration. Also please note that the 17–22 June session in Bloomington will run Wednesday through Monday instead of the usual Sunday through Friday schedule.

Applications for our Summer 2020 courses will open in early January 2020. To be considered in the first round of admissions decisions, please submit your application(s) before 17 February. If the red “Apply Now” button is present on a Course Description page, we are still accepting applications for that course. If you would like information about current course availability, please email See the Course Application page for details of the application process. For information on this year’s tuition, as well as other related costs, please visit the Program Costs page. For general information about RBS, consult the Frequently Asked Questions page.

A PDF version of the 2020 summer course schedule is available for download here. For course schedules from previous years, see the drop-down menu at the bottom of this page.

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